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  • This online textbook covers many of the topics central to the ideas libraries need to embrace when supporting and providing computational thinking activities. Chapters topics include connected learning, design thinking, how children learn, and developing learning assessments.
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    Strategies, Professional development
  • Limited available staff is a reality for most libraries, resulting in very real challenges for starting new programs in new content areas. When the Normal (IL) Public Library (NPL) began planning computational thinking (CT) activities we asked ourselves, What do you do to meet your community need when your in-house toolkit lacks necessary resources like computer science (CS) & CT knowledge, available staff, and time?
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    Strategies, Ready to Code examples
  • Workforce development conversations and concerns about the readiness of today’s students for tomorrow’s IT field often focus on schools. Libraries, however, can play a vital role in connecting youth to computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) opportunities and connections for learning across time and place. How can libraries establish their role as an anchor and broker in the community for youth CT learning?
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    Strategies, Ready to Code examples
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